St. John’s wort

March 20, 2018
menopause

Herbs Used to Treat Menopause Symptoms:  A Review of Favorable Human Studies.

Pictured – Menopause Symptoms By: Kathy Sadowski, Master of Science Degree in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT Menopause is a natural process all women go thru beginning at about the age of fifty.  Symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, night sweats, menstrual cycle changes, vaginal dryness and thinning, bone density […]
April 3, 2018
anti-inflammatory

Anti-inflammatory

Inflammation is our body’s response to infection and injury. Its purpose is to clear out foreign cells and dead cells from the local area.  Inflammation is characterized by increased redness, heat, pain, and swelling to an area.  Anti-inflammatory herbs reduce inflammation in various ways.  For example, spices like turmeric, ginger, […]
April 3, 2018
antibacterial

Antibacterial

There are many types of bacteria, and not all bacteria are bad.  Some good bacteria in the body help aid in digestion and fight infection.  Pathogenic bacteria can cause disease.  Wikipedia does an excellent job of categorizing and listing the most common types of bacteria:  Pathogenic Bacteria List. Antibacterial herbs […]
April 3, 2018
antimicrobial

Antimicrobial

Herbs and essential oils are known for their antimicrobial potential, and have been studied for their abilities to inhibits or kill microbes including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and yeast.  It is important to understand therapeutic margin for each botanical, the amount at which a substance is both safe and effective to […]
April 4, 2018
antiviral

Antiviral

Antiviral herbs and essential oils may help reduce viral infections.  Echinacea has proven noteworthy in helping with prevention of common cold viruses.  For most botanicals, more research is needed to determine safe and effective amounts. Antiviral – Recipes Blog Articles Can essential oils offer antiviral activities against the flu?  Read […]
April 5, 2018
dandelion detox tea recipe

Alteratives

Alteratives are blood cleansing, and help the body to improve metabolic processes and thus work more efficiently absorbing nutrients, and removing wastes.   Examples of herbs include garlic, burdock, echinacea, dandelion, turmeric, holy basil, and yellow dock, plantain, and red clover.  Alterative herbs are best to be taken in small doses over […]
April 7, 2018
headache relief

Headache Relief

Headaches can have a variety of causes.  While the physical root of the problem is lack of blood flow to the brain, reasons can be hormonal, stress related, caused by poor posture, low blood sugar, food allergies, caffeine withdrawal, drugs, and more. For a tension headache, place heat around the […]
April 9, 2018
mouth cold sore

Mouth Cold Sores

Mouth cold sores are usually caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1), but could have other causes.  Multiple studies have demonstrated lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) contains compounds to help fight the virus. Recipes to Help with Mouth Cold Sores Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a […]
April 9, 2018
anxiety

Anxiety / Mood / Anti-depressive

Anxiety can be caused by many things.  Over time, these stressors can have a negative physical effect on the body.  Herbs and essential oils have demonstrated sedative and anxiolytic activities in many human studies. Recipes to Help with Anxiety Blog Articles Here’s a fun article about the how stimulating the […]
April 9, 2018
skin & wound health

Skin and Wound Health

Many herbs can help with various skin ailments from dry skin, itchy areas, burns, wrinkles, growths, and cuts. Skin conditions can include eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and more.  For acute situations, consult a Doctor. Wounds When a cut occurs, apply firm pressure with a clean cloth for 15 minutes and elevate […]
April 24, 2018

Tannins

Tannins are an astringent polyphenolic component found in a variety of plants such as aloe, geranium, rhubarb, chinaberry, St John’s wort, Echinacea, and astragalus. Links to Plants Containing Tannins   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief […]
December 5, 2018

Easy Loose Herb Tea Gift Idea

Loose Herb Tea is so much better than tea from a bag! Do you have a loved one who enjoys a good cup of tea?  Here is a great gift idea that is easy to make.  Create a lovely loose herb tea gift set.  You just need the dried herbs, […]